Len Brook Photography: Blog https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Len Brook Photography (Len Brook Photography) Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:47:00 GMT Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:47:00 GMT https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u405348172-o289581482-50.jpg Len Brook Photography: Blog https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog 90 120 The Seven Sisters https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-seven-sisters

I had a great day out with my friend wandering around the Seven Sisters Country Park before ending up at the Coastguard Cottages at Cuckmere Haven.

The Seven Sisters and the Coastguard CottagesThe Seven Sisters and the Coastguard CottagesThe view of the iconic Coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven, near Seaford Head and Exceat, with the Seven Sisters cliffs extending away in the background.
The Seven Sisters and the Coastguard CottagesThe Seven Sisters and the Coastguard CottagesThe view of the iconic Coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven, near Seaford Head and Exceat, with the Seven Sisters cliffs extending away in the background.
The Seven Sisters and the Coastguard CottagesThe Seven Sisters and the Coastguard CottagesThe view of the iconic Coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven, near Seaford Head and Exceat, with the Seven Sisters cliffs extending away in the background.



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Myths Talk Latest https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2020/1/myths-talk-latest Many thanks to the members of Steyning Camera Club for turning out and braving Storm Brendon last night. I hope you enjoyed the talk as much as I did and managed to get home safely. Also, many thanks to Geoff Chalcroft for giving this non-driver a lift to and from the club last night; I'm not sure waiting for buses would have been a good idea with the rain that was falling!

I did get home last night at around 10:15 only to find an email from Worthing Camera Club asking whether I was available for tonight (Tuesday, 14th) after their scheduled speaker dropped out. I'm happy to say that I am indeed available and looking forward to returning to my old camera club and delivering my talk to them.

Bramber CastleBramber CastleA night time view of Bramber Castle's ruined gatehouse with the constellation of Orion clearly seen directly above it.


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Myths and Folklore of the South Downs at Steyning Camera Club https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2020/1/myths-and-folklore-of-the-south-downs-at-steyning-camera-club

I am very much looking forward to delivering my talk on the myths and folklore of the South Downs to Steyning Camera Club on the 13th of this month. I always enjoy doing this wherever I am but Steyning is fairly central in location to the area I cover between Arundel and Devil's Dyke and the photographers should know all of the places I talk about, if not the history of them.

Steyning Camera Club
Beeding & Bramber Village Hall
High Street
Upper Beeding
BN44 3WN
Entry Fee: Non-members £5 (includes light refreshment during the interval)
Bramber CastleBramber CastleA night time view of Bramber Castle's ruined gatehouse with the constellation of Orion clearly seen directly above it.



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Happy New Year https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2020/1/happy-new-year It's not often that I make any New Year's resolutions but I have decided to do so for the new decade, starting with this post; I intend to write a short blog at least once a week.

2019 has been an interesting year for me on the photographic front. I started delivering talks on the folklore, mythology, and history of the South Downs between Arundel and Devil's Dyke, taken from my many walks through this area to various interest groups ranging from the U3A to Camera Clubs. These have been very well attended with some excellent positive feedback. Some people have even attended more than once.

I also moved into a small space at The Studio at the Lido selling my prints and canvases. There are five of us in total, all local artists and crafters offering different things and taking it in turns to work the desk. It's going very well, at the moment, which is helped by us all being happy to sell for each other rather than just concentrating on our own stuff. It's very much a cooperative effort which makes it a real joy to be there.

I think that is enough for now so all that leaves me to do is wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Worthing Fireworks November 2016Worthing Fireworks November 2016Guy Fawkes Night on Worthing beach as the fireworks are launched from Worthing Pier.


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Goodwood Festival of Speed https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2016/6/goodwood-festival-of-speed Had a great time working with Dan Evans of Helicoptours and his team of photographers alongside Elite Helicopters providing pleasure flights around the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I wasn't doing any photography myself but had a nice change of pace providing the printing and getting the photographs prepared for the returning passengers to buy.

The photographic crew. A great bunch to work with.

Goodwood Festival of Speed & Elite HelecoptersGoodwood Festival of Speed & Elite Helecopters

Here are some more photos that I managed to snatch during some downtime between printing;

Goodwood Festival of Speed & Elite HelecoptersGoodwood Festival of Speed & Elite Helecopters Goodwood Festival of Speed & Elite HelecoptersGoodwood Festival of Speed & Elite Helecopters

I was also fortunate enough to be able to take one of the tours. I can honestly say that I am terrified of both heights and flying so I was more than a little apprehensive before boarding. I think that the best way I can describe the experience is to liken it to being on a genteel fairground ride with manners and it is definitely something I would be happy to do again.

The photographs I took are not that good due to shooting through a window and also being to much in awe of the sight to concentrate on my camera settings. I think I will manage a better job next time.

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Liaison Jazz Trio at the Highdown Hotel, Worthing https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2016/5/liaison-jazz-trio I recently had a highly enjoyable evening photographing and listening to the Liaison Trio at Worthing's Highdown Hotel bar & restaurant. The trio consists of Lyndsey Lee on keyboard and vocals, John Bedford on bass, and Olivier Cantaloube on drums and can be found at the Highdown Hotel on the second Thursday of each month.

Please check out more images and free downloads here; Liaison Jazz Trio.

Olivier Cantaloube, Liaison Jazz TrioOlivier Cantaloube, Liaison Jazz TrioOlivier Cantaloube, the drummer for the the Liaison Jazz Trio. Playing at the Highdown Hotel, Worthing. John Bedford & Double Bass, Liaison Jazz TrioJohn Bedford & Double Bass, Liaison Jazz TrioJohn Bedford & his double bass for Liaison jazz trio at the Highdown Hotel, Worthing.

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SnakeByte at The Fountain, Chichester https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2016/3/snakebyte-at-the-fountain-chichester Last saturday saw me at the Fountain pub in Chichester listening to one of my favourite bands, SnakeByte. A great group of talented musicians who specialize in heavy rock covers including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Dio, amongst many others during an approximately two hour set. Although based in Eastbourne, they do travel around Sussex so if you hear of them playing near you, please go along and check them out if you want a rocking good night!

More images can be found by clicking HERE with all downloads for personal use free of charge.

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Forty Two Bar Gig https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2016/2/forty-two-bar-gig Many thanks to Honeycide, Spindlefish, and Small town Silence for allowing me to photograph them at the Forty Two Bar in Worthing. All the bands were excellent and created a great atmosphere. Hopefully, I will be given the opportunity to do this again as I found it a very enjoyable challenge with some very tricky lighting conditions. The full gallery can be found by clicking HERE.

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Ferring Beach Walk https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2016/2/ferring-beach-walk I went for a very pleasant walk along Ferring beach, nr. Worthing, the other day. The idea is that my friend and I intend to walk the South Downs Way during the summer but his feet have caused him problems for several years now. He has recently invested in new boots from America and specialized insteps so now we are walking regularly to test his limits. The aim is to get him up to 10-12 miles without discomfort; so far so good!

This time, our walk took us along the beach at Ferring, stopping for an excellent lunch at the Bluebird Cafe. The weather was pleasantly bright with patchy clouds closing in which caused it to get a little cold when obscuring the sun. We did manage to get a few good pictures though.

Ferring Beach, WorthingFerring Beach, WorthingBeach huts on Ferring beach, Worthing under grey, brooding skies.

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Worthing Beach https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2016/1/worthing-beach Managed my first trip out to Worthing beach this year to take some long exposure captures of Worthing Pier. Needless to say, that as usual, I discovered the water temperature of the sea is slightly warmer than that of the surrounding air. I really must learn to pay more attention as to what the waves are doing rather than concentrate on getting 'that' photo. Still, I dried out soon enough although it was a tad uncomfortable for a while.


Worthing PierWorthing PierAn evening at Worthing Pier with a long exposure capture. Worthing PierWorthing PierAn evening at Worthing Pier with a long exposure capture.

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Clouds, Country, and Coast https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2015/8/clouds-country-and-coast Just finished working on a new You Tube video for a bit of fun. It's mainly landscape and coastal scenes all connected by the common theme of clouds. Most images were taken around Sussex although there are a few from my trips to the west country, Cornwall in particular. I hope you enjoy it.


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Magog Morris Dancers with guests, Sun Oak Clog https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2015/7/magog-morris-dancers-with-guests-sun-oak-clog I had a great time watching the ladies of the Magog Morris perform at the Queen's Head, Barns Green, Horsham last Tuesday (21st July), along with their guests the Sun Oak Clog.


Magog Morris DancersMagog Morris DancersMagog Ladies Morris Dancers at The Queens Head, Barns Green, Horsham.

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Churches https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2015/6/churches

I seem to have been visiting quite a few churches recently which has been very enjoyable and a relaxing change of pace. We are very lucky here in Sussex with a heavy Saxon and Norman influence on religion in these parts, leading to some wonderful archetectural styles on these centuries old buildings. Most are still complete and in regular use like St. Mary's (above) in Sompting with its Saxon tower and original Rheinish Helm roof, the only surviving example in England.

Boxgrove Priory.

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Genting Casino at Brighton Races https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2015/5/genting-casino-at-brighton-races Genting Casino (Brighton) sponsored a day of horse racing at Brighton Racecourse. I was asked to go along and photograph their VIP customers and do one or two promotional shots for them which should have lasted around two hours from arriving at the course at midday. With the arrival of the heavy rain, I decided to stay around in the dry instead, taking pictures of racegoers as they played on the Casino's 'How to Play' tables, hosted by Paul, Anna, Martin, and Mel. This worked well for all concerned as Genting got more pictures than they would normally have got for the time I was hired and I got to enjoy a very nice day at the races with some old friends whom I hadn't had much chance to see since I left working with them. It was also a good chance to meet their new General Manager, Simon Howe, who takes over from Chris Webb from Monday. I would like to take this opportunity to wish him well for the future and hope he enjoys his stay in Brighton.

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Worthing Camera Club Annual PDI Competition https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2015/4/worthing-camera-club-annual-pdi-competition We held our Annual PDI (Projected Digital Image) competition last night where our members entered their best images for the season. The format is that each member can enter up to three images spread between five subjects (Landscape, Portrait, Monochrome, Natural History, and General). There were 73 entries altogether and the standards were very high.

I won the title for Best Landscape with "Watching the Sunset";

I also won the award for Best Portrait with "Fiona" which also went on to win the title of Best Image of the Night.

That means I have at least three trophies for my cabinet this year and these results bode well for the forthcoming annual print competition in a couple of weeks.

If anyone wants to find out more about Worthing Camera Club, then click on this link; http://www.worthingcameraclub.org.uk/


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Cornwall https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2015/4/cornwall-par-sands After a very pleasant week at Par Sands, Cornwall I have been busy processing the many images that I have taken. I'm about halfway through and will be including many in a separate gallery in the near future.

Cornwall Coast Path just outside of Par and behind the china works.

Sunset over Par Sands.

I would publicly like to thank the people at St. Just in Roseland who lit up the church for us at night allowing me to take some remarkable photos. It really is an amazing place to visit although I do recommend doing so when the tide is in for the best view.



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URL Changes to Worthing Portrait and Brighton Casino https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2015/3/url-changes-to-worthing-portrait-and-brighton-casino


I have made a couple of changes which has affected the links from Google and Bing search pages which now come up as "Page not found". This is because the changes have not gone through their systems at the time of writing but will hopefully be sorted soon. In the meantime, the pages can be found by either clicking on the links below or by typing them into your search engine. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.

Portraits: http://www.lenbrookphotography.com/worthing-portraits

Casino: http://www.lenbrookphotography.com/the-brighton-casino-experience




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Devil's Dyke https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2014/12/devils-dyke Went over to Devil's Dyke, West Sussex, with a couple of friends. The weather was absolutely freezing but the para gliders were out in force. It seems to be a popular spot for them and I will probably go back when the weather is a bit warmer.

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Out of Town - You Tube https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2014/12/out-of-town---you-tube I have decided to post some collections of my images on You Tube. This one is called "Out of Town" in memory of the great TV program of that name hosted by Jack Hargreaves. The music is the theme tune "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" played by John Williams.


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My First Blog https://www.lenbrookphotography.com/blog/2014/12/my-first-blog I guess I should have started this earlier, keeping a record of setting up websites and my business but in all truth it was quite boring and straight forward. The Inland Revenue stuff (registering and forms) was all straight forward and Zenfolio's guides for setting up the website made it fairly easy for a technoklutz like me. The site still needs work (particularly the 'Portraits' section) but I will now try and keep a better record of what I am doing.

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